Dec 28, 2012 2:35am EST
want some? >> no, thank you. >> abc's becky worley has some tips to save you money and time and some calories. ♪ >> reporter: getting lost in a good movie is one of life's great pleasures. there's some secrets about this place that you should really know. first, your tickets. if you want to save money, by them at sam's or costco or aaa. it can save you 25% or more. and another idea, find a late-run theater. wait a few weeks and you get a five-star discount. if there's a really long line at the box office, bust out your smartphone. apps let you buy tickets on your phone, no printing necessary. this next bit of info is not really a secret, but let's just put it into numbers. when a movie starts at 7:00, that usually means 7:10 or later. those ads they show are a huge profit source for theaters. and the concession stands holds some major secrets. first, the theater makes 40% or more revenue off the food and drinks. so they're using all the tricks they can to get you to buy. the smell of popcorn. ahhhh. that smell is from coconut oil used in the popper and a flavoring concoction. what'
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
3:00 and 5:00 a.m. and becky says keep your eyes peeled for electronics. the prices may not come down. but there's incentives with your purchase, like gift cards. >> thank you, rachel. lots of good tips in there. >>> another pressing question this morning. with all of the bad weather and the crush of last-minute shoppers, will your gift be delivered on time? john schriffen is on that angle from a fedex location in newark, new jersey. john, good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. a lot of activity this morning. this is fedex's third-largest hub in the country. and a plane just dropped off a shipment. workers are sorting it out right now. we're starting to see an increase in online shopping, fedex expects to set a record number for packages they handle this holiday season. these employees are working overtime and around the clock, to make sure your package is delivered on time. with three days until christmas, santa's little helpers are hard at work. >> i know him. >> reporter: not those helpers. these helpers. delivery companies like u.p.s. and fedex are scrambli
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am PST
, though. our tech guru, becky worley is here, with great tips. >> thank you. >> great to have you in person. usually see you by skype. >> in my kitchen. but i'm here to help you with all of the gadgets you received as gifts. >> one of the biggest gifts of the year, ipads, iphones. let's start with them. how do we protect them? >> this is the time. you got your great gadget. if you're in love with it, take care of your little baby, okay? what you're trying to avoid is turning this into this. ooh. we do not want the cracked screen. >> it is like one fall and it can happen. >> absolutely. and especially when teens are getting these gifts. the thing you'll notice is a lot of people say, put a case on it right away. this thing is like a tank. putting this in your pocket is a serious endeavor. there are some with a little more silicone with rounded corners. those seem to do the best job protecting you. i do a lot of drop testing, intentionally and unintentionally. and what really makes a difference is a screen protector. when you put one of these on your phone, it really helps to protec
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
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